SurfBalance™ Mobile Safe Browser for iPhone® and iPod Touch® Updated for Holiday Giving Browser Keep Kids Safe When Using Internet On Mobile Devices

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SurfBalance, a kid-safe mobile browser for iPhones and iPod touch devices, has been updated and has new holiday pricing. The app blocks inappropriate sites, provides a catalog of safe sites and gives parents free email reports.

iPhones and iPod touch devices rank first and second on the list of kids' most wanted holiday gift items, according to the 2010 Duracell Toy Report (http://www.hillandknowlton.co.uk/sites/default/files/Duracell_Toy_report final.pdf), with the iPod touch topping the list for even the youngest kids surveyed - five to eight year olds. A new report from AdMob finds that 65 percent of iPod Touch owners are under the age of 17. With these mobile devices offering unlimited access to the wild world of the Internet, how can parents protect children from sites with inappropriate, violent or mature content?

SurfBalance™ provides the solution with its full-screen, kid-safe browser. The app, available on the iTunes store at http://itunes.com/apps/SurfBalanceSafeBrowserForKids, lets parents guide, limit and verify their kids' web use.

SurfBalance provides a catalog of more than 1,000 kid-friendly websites that have been individually vetted by consumers. Parents can modify the catalog or can select from filters depending on the maturity of the user and can block or unblock specific sites. Parents can also set daily and weekly maximum time limits.

SurfBalance tracks and displays web usage and sites visited by kids and sends free email reports to parents. Daily and weekly web usage limits can be easily modified and selected by date or time of day.
New features include:

  •     Free email usage reports to two recipients, not just one
  •     Ability to disable user-entered URLs, limiting browsing even further to only specific catalog or parent-entered sites.
  •     Mode control for full screen versus standard screen website display size

SurfBalance is available in the App Store for a special holiday price of $4.99 and is compatible with all iPhone and iPod Touch devices running iOS 3.0 - 4.2. SurfBalance makes a great gift using the new App Store "Gift This App" feature as the recipient pays nothing additional for use of all features, unlike similar apps which require extra fees for usage reporting.

Purchase the app or get more info at http://www.surfbalance.com or at the Apple App Store,
http://itunes.com/apps/SurfBalanceSafeBrowserForKids.

SurfBalance is developed by AgaveApps™, which also develops custom apps, including the recently released "The Economist on iPhone" (http://itunes.com/apps/theeconomistoniphone). Additional information on AgaveApps custom development capabilities can be found at http://www.agaveapps.com.

Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod touch, iTunes and App Store are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.     

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